Nepal Engineering College (NEC) ‘A’ hammered Asian Institute of Technology and Management (AITM) by 78 runs, while Janaki Medical College (JMC) and Kantipur International College (KIC) also won their respective matches on a busy Tuesday of the first KU Inter University Twenty20 Cricket Tournament.
NEC ‘A’ piled up a mammoth 162-9 in an 18-over-a-side match following a gritty 41 off 33 from Ritesh Shrestha who hit three fours and two sixes. Man-of-the-match Ashish Singh then did the rest of the job retuning with the figures of 4-13 from four overs as AITM were all out for 84 in 12.1 overs.
In a poor looking AITM scorecard, Barash contributed 22 runs. Earlier, after the anchoring innings from Ritesh, Dipendra Shah dealt a hammer blow for AITM making 27 off just nine balls and hit three sixes and a boundary. Ashim Rai also contributed 21-ball 22.
Tej Narayan Mahato took three wickets for AITM and Prithvi Narayan Shah got rid of two batsmen.
JMC were also a dominant team on Tuesday following their 76-run thrashing of Saraswoti Multiple Campus (SMC). Batting first, JMC made 134-5 before restricting SMC to 58-9 in a match reduced to 15 overs.
Amrit Sapkota picked up 3-13 and Bishwo Ranpal took 2-12 shaping JMC victory. Keshav Raj Karmacharya made 15 off 16 for SMC.
Earlier, Arvindam Bhaskar smashed a 29-ball 40 with six fours for JMC and man-of-the-match Bishwo struck 38 from 26 balls hitting five fours and a six. Danny Sherpa took two wickets for the losing side.
KIC were made to labour before earning a 12-run victory over Himalayan White House in a low scoring match. KIC were 118 all out in 19 overs with Abhay Poudel picking up 3-13 from four overs.
KIC, however, were spot in their defense of a low total restricting White House to 107-5 in 20. Rupesh Khatri and Prem Chauhan took two wickets each for the winners. Bibek Basnet made 25 off 21 with four boundaries and Niroj Thapa scored 21 off 34 for White House.
Earlier, Sanjeev GC made 27-ball 29 for KIC. Aman Thapa (21) and Satish Ghale (17) also contributed some valuable runs.